Big Mama's Rib Shack

Food & Drink
1453 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104 1453 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Open All Hours
+16267971792
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73% of 113 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Barbecue, Southern, Soul Food, American, Cajun
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Mon
    Closed
    Tue-Thu
    11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Barbecue, Southern, Soul Food, American, Cajun
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Kids Menu
    Yes
  • WiFi
    Yes
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Tips

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47 Tips
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Report | 3 years ago
Nothing but love
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Report | 4 years ago
Restaurant is run down. Food is mediocre. Corn Bread has hard and cold - probably a few days old. Probably will not come back and would not buy another Groupon on this restaurant.
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Report | 4 years ago
food terrible---restaurant dirty----also smelled-----service poor
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Report | 4 years ago
Food tastes bland
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Report | 4 years ago
Go there, you won't be disappointed.
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Report | 4 years ago
I would not recommend this place
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Report | 4 years ago
Had a terrible time because the waitress gave me a hard time with the 'Groupon'. I had given her the coupon before the meal and she would not honor the 36 Dollar groupon. I finally had to go to my car charge my cell-phone and show here what I had purchase because the Groupon did not clearly state what it was. The evening was ruin. I blame Groupon for not showing the deal clearly and the waitress for not not able to agree on the deal before the meal. I WILL NOT BE GOING BACK THERE AGAIN!!!
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Report | 4 years ago
what was on the coupon was not the way it was presented at the restaurant, A meal for was not suiteable for four people,very disapointed.
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Report | 4 years ago
Good, well seasoned cajun food.
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Report | 4 years ago
I loved their food and the live band!
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From Our Editors

Some chefs attend faraway schools or universities to learn how to cook, but for Emma Sue Miller McWhorter—the inspiration behind Big Mama's Rib Shack & Soul Foods—it was natural. Though she's gone to the big kitchen in the sky, a little bit of her soul can be seen today in the restaurant's hot links, saucy ribs, and fried chicken, which the Los Angeles Times called "beautifully cooked; moist, flavorful."

Bubbling pots of gumbo and jambalaya fill the eatery's air with rich smells and fill mouths with equally rich flavors when paired with sides such as corn bread, fried okra, or mac 'n' cheese served in the southern tradition of adding dairy to everything. Guests can enjoy live music on Tuesday nights, which ranges in musical style from jazz and R&B to soul and rock 'n' roll.

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Big Mama's Rib Shack

Sun
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon
Closed
Tue-Thu
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri-Sat
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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